Urban Connections is excited to announce the
Fifth Annual
Urban Connections Virtual Cupcake 5k – Family Walk/Run
Date: August 22, 2020
Address: Scioto-Audubon Park, 400 W. Whittier St, 43215.

Virtual 5k Registration

The Cupcake 5k is a fun, family run that supports the work of Urban Connections on the Near East Side of Columbus. Held at Scioto Audubon Metro Park in the beautiful scenery, this fun includes part of the Scioto Greenway Trail, and views of downtown. This is not a timed run, though we will have a clock at the finish line. Most of the trail is paved, with a short distance on compacted gravel. Families and groups are welcome. Enjoy a beautiful setting, support a good cause, and walk away with a delicious cupcake! Participants will have the opportunity to earn an extra cupcake by doing part of the park’s obstacle course on their run, too! 

Registration For All
Register & Pay online: $35/adult;  $15/youth (12 & under)
Registration on-site, Saturday, August 22:  $40/adult; $20/youth.

Packet Pickup For All
1. Friday, August 21st, at Urban Connections House: 11am – 6pm
(447 Fairwood Ave, Columbus, OH 43205) – this is easier, will give you your bib & swag, and cupcake! 
2. Saturday, August 22nd at Scioto Audubon Park:  8-8:30am – Please note: there is no event at Scioto-Audubon on Aug 22, and no packet pickup there! 
3. By Mail – if you would prefer for us to mail your t-shirt (sorry, we can’t mail you a cupcake), please add $10 to your registration, and email [email protected] with your name and mailing address. 

T-Shirts For All
T-shirts will be available for virtual and in-person 5k registrants who sign up online through August 1, and on a first come, first served basis for those registering after August 1.

Virtual Run Details:

In 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be offering a Virtual 5k! Virtual runners can run, walk, or dance their 5k whenever they like! We’d love for you to send us some pictures of your 5k, enjoying your cupcake, or wearing your t-shirt so we can add them to our albums and social posts. You can still pick up your t-shirt and cupcake on August 21st, but then you can run at your own convenience, at your own location, and share your pictures with us! If you prefer to have your t-shirt mailed to you, after registering with the button above, you can email [email protected] with your mailing address. Sorry, we aren’t mailing cupcakes! 

In-Person Details  – The In-Person 5k has been cancelled. If you registered for the In-Person event, your registration has become a virtual registration. If you’d like a refund, please contact [email protected] 

In-Person Start Times: We will be staggering start times to encourage social distancing. Beginning at 9am, we will begin groups of 8-10. When registering, please choose the start time that works best for you. If you have friends registering too, we encourage you to all choose the same start time. You will receive both an auto-confirmation of your registration, and an email from Cathy confirming your start time. If you have any problems, please contact [email protected] 
Event Schedule

8 – 8:30am: Packet Pickup & Pre-Race Registration – Please wear masks and practice social distancing! 
8:40 – 9am: Warm up and start moving to the starting line
9 – 10:15am: Staggered Starts, every 10 minutes. Have fun and Run, Walk, or Dance your 5k!
10:15 – 10:30am: Congratulations & Awards
In-Person Route: This 5k follows trails at Scioto-Audubon Park, mostly paved, with a small loop of compacted gravel around the obstacle course. There will be 2 water stations.
In-Person Parking: Follow signs to the Climbing Wall, where three parking lots are available near the rock climbing wall and water tower.

Contact Info:
Cathy Alexander
[email protected]

Map of Event Location